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Robinson Township

  • Russ McGregor has a web site which provides information about the Walker and McGregor families. It also contains 1860 census data for Robinson and North Fayette Townships.
  • The Union Presbyterian Church has a web which provides a brief history of the church. Union Presbyterian is the second oldest church in Robinson Township, founded in 1794.
  • Demographic and Socio-Economic profiles for Robinson Township can be found at the 1990 Municipal Census Profiles site maintained by Pennsylvania State University. Click on Allegheny County in the map and select Robinson Township from the list.
  • Interested in the cold-war defense of the Pittsburgh area? Check out the Pittsburgh Air Defense Sector site. Included is information and links to the Nike Site PI-71 located off Silver Lane, the old AAA Gun Battalion located on Planet Way, the USAF and ANG wings stationed at the Pittsburgh airport, and the Oakdale support center.

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Coal and Oil

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Railroads are tied to the history of Robinson Township as much as the mining of the coal which the hauled. Through it's history several railroads have operated within the township.

While the Pennsylvania Railroad didn't run directly through Robinson Township it played a role in the history of the area. Here are some links about the "Pennsy":

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Allegheny County and Pennsylvania

  • There is an excellent collection of links on for anyone interested in  Allegheny County, PA Genealogy.
  • The McGowan Genealogy Site has a lot of links to useful maps of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County plus lots of other interesting links.
  • Click here to visit a clickable map of Allegheny County, provided by, which lets you view USGS topographical maps of  Allegheny County dated 1983.
  • Cyndi's List provides a lot of links to Pennsylvania history and genealogy pages.
  • The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania offers a non-circulating collection of materials documenting life in Western
    Pennsylvania. Visit the web site for details. 
  • There is census information scattered located on the web for various townships located in Allegheny County. Click here for a list of some of the data currently available.
  • has a list of genealogical resources for Pennsylvania and  Allegheny County.

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Nearby Historical Societies

Historical Society of Green Tree
10 West Manilla Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 921-9292

Carnegie Historical Society
140 E. Mall Plaza
Carnegie, PA 15106
(412) 276-7447

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-2465

The Crafton Historical Society
140 Bradford Avenue
Crafton, PA 15205
(412) 922-6884

Sewickley Valley Historical Society 
200 Broad St. 
Sewickley, PA 15143-1525 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-732-6201
Fax: 215-732-2680

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center and
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 454-6000

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There are many places on-line where you can go to find books about the history of the area. Here are a few links:

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Mailing Lists

Generally these types of lists generate a large amount of e-mail. If you are the type of person who is sensitive to more than one or two e-mails per day which do not directly speak to YOU, we beg you to avoid the Full Version.

North Fayette Mailing List. A RootsWeb mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in North Fayette Township and the surrounding areas including South Fayette, Collier and Moon Townships and the towns of Oakdale, Robinson, McDonald and Noblestown. North Fayette township is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. 

Just type the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the body of an e-mail addressed to: (Full Version) (Digest Version).

Allegheny County Mailing List. A RootsWeb mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding genealogical matters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Just type the word "subscribe" in the body of an e-mail addressed to: (Full Version) (Digest Version)

You can search the archives for the North Fayette and Allegheny County Mailing Lists by clicking here and entering either NorthFayette or PAALLEGH for the respective list you wish to search. If you know there names other RootsWeb mailing lists archives can be searched in the same way. 

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